Veteran actress Shabnam to play her own superfan in upcoming drama


Shabnam fans have been awaiting her comeback on Pakistani screens and it looks like their wait is coming to an end.

The veteran actor will be appearing in upcoming TV series Mohini Mansion Ki Cinderella, which will air on Bol Entertainment. It will be directed by Ali Tahir and will feature music by Sahir Ali Bagga.

Stretched over 52 episodes, Mohini Mansion will feature Shabnam as her own superfan!

Writer Fasih Bari Khan tells Images, “Shabnam’s character is going to really fun. Her name is Shabana Jharna, who’s a diehard Shabnam fan! You know the kind who keeps a record of everything their favourite star has done? That kind of devotion. Shabana has grown old but still ‘speaks in dialogues’ like Shabnam did, wears her sari like Shabnam does.”

But Mohini Mansion isn’t just about this eccentric character.

“Like all of my work, this drama is also based on stories of the common man,” Fasih says. “The drama explores the lives of a whole neighbourhood set in 1992 Lahore.”

So Shabana’s neighbours will include a 70-year-old former circus artist Daro Masi who used to ride motorbikes around a maut ka kuan (well of death). This character will be played by Feryal Gauhar, who makes an acting comeback after 13 years! Her husband is played by yet another acting veteran, Qavi Khan.

What’s more, the drama will also star model Rubya Chaudhary as Shabana’s daughter in the TV series.